Annual UF Health Parkinson’s Educational Symposium coming April 11, 2015

This is a FREE educational day open to the public. It is a great way to update your knowledge of the specifics of Parkinson’s Disease and meet people who are fighting for a cure.

Join us at:

North Central Baptist Church:
8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL

Registration starts at 8:30, talks start at 9:30. Lunch will be provided during the “Ask the Doctor… LIVE” section.

Please RSVP to:

Amanda Eilers
352-294-5434  —

Here’s our tentative schedule:

8:30- 9:30 Registration in the Lobby Feel free to look at the informational tables. Coffee, tea and light breakfast available until 10:00

Welcome – Michael Okun, MD

Administrative Director and Co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

At the University of Florida

– in Main Ballroom


Stockdale* Guest Speaker: Dr. Joseph Jankovic-Living with PD

Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine
Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders
Director, Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic


Hot Topic: Teri Green, RN- Duopa Gel Pump

(Carbidopa/levodopa intestinal gel pump)

11:00-11:15 Break– water and drinks available

Parkinson’s 101- Large Classroom

Experienced People with Parkinson’s – Main Ballroom


Dr. Sol de Jesus-

Medications for PD

Meredith DeFranco, Physical Therapist-

Hot Topics in PD


Dr. Leonardo B. De Almeida-

Hospitalizations- potential problems and potential solutions

David Vaillancourt, Ph.D.- Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

12:30-1:15  Please return to the Main BallroomLUNCH- if you RSVP’d a special dietary lunch, please see Amanda Eilers.

Ask the doctor… Live!:     Please write down your question and someone will come by and collect it.

About the Author


Charles Jacobson

Chuck Jacobson maintains the UFMDC Research and Clinical database called INFORM.

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